Salutes & Awards

July 11, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Joshua White
56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
Occupational health NCO-in-charge

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Hometown: Waldorf, Maryland

Years in service: 10

Family: Wife, Angela

Education: Pursuing a public health bachelor’s degree at Wayland Baptist University

Previous assignments: Andersen Air Base, Guam; Kadena AB, Japan, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

Inspirations: My dad for being a good role model, my wife for motivating me to do better

Goals: To become ultra-fit like my flight commander, Maj. Siddig Mirghani

Greatest feat: Aiding the Dominican Republic during a humanitarian mission

Self-description: Outgoing, optimistic, driven

Famous last words: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Off-duty interests: Traveling, hiking, movies, lifting, running, reading, my dogs

Commander’s comments: “Staff sergeant White is one of the sharpest NCOs in my squadron,” said Col. Daniel Smith, 56th AMDS commander. “He sets a superior example for others and has an excellent work ethic. He displays the highest level of integrity and epitomizes the core value of ‘excellence in all we do.’ He recently participated in a humanitarian relief mission in the Dominican Republic where he identified and solved a critical patient processing flaw resulting in 8,000 patients receiving medical care.”




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